Germany is a country that has been at the heart of Europe for centuries, and from the unique culture shaped from historical influences, amazing cuisine and architecture, there is so much to enjoy during a trip to this country.
The food may not be as world famous as the French cuisine, but it has its fair share of delicacies, and an excellent range of beers, wines and spirits that are produced in the country.
Germany is also a very practical country to visit, as the transport system is modern and many of the people speak English, which help to make this a fairly easy country to explore.
Here are 10 reasons why you should travel to Germany!
1. Museums of Berlin
At the heart of Berlin is Museum Island, a strip of land in the Spree River where many of the most impressive museums in the country are located.
The Pergamon Museum has some impressive buildings that have been carefully deconstructed, shipped to Berlin from around the world, and then rebuilt here. The Pergamon Altar is one of the must-see pieces!
2. Driving Romantic Road
This stunning road trip through Bavaria takes in some of the most interesting and beautiful traditional towns in Germany, and is famous for the series of beautiful castles that you will see along the way.
3. Enjoying a Drink During Oktoberfest
This is a party that is celebrated across Germany (and the world), but the biggest celebration of all is found in Munich, where the beer halls fill to bursting and giant drinking tents are erected around the city.
There are hundreds of different beers to try, and a wonderful camaraderie shared by all.
4. Explore the Historic Sights of Nuremberg
The medieval architecture of Nuremberg makes it a stunning place to visit. From exploring the old city walls to the state theater, castle and the range of churches, this is a beautiful city.
There will probably be a few surprises when you come across some of the modern architecture on display in the city as well!
5. Snow Sports in the Bavarian Alps
The Alps are a stunning range near the border with Austria, and during the winter you will find some great skiing and snowboarding conditions in this area.
Along with other winter sports, it is a great spot for sightseeing and enjoying the local rural Bavarian culture too.
6. Germany is a Safe and Secure Country
As one of the safest countries in Europe, crime in Germany is at a very low level, and there is a low risk for travelers when it comes to pickpockets or threat.
The German people are polite and generous, and are also great hosts, and most will try to help if they spot you are in any difficulty.
7. Transportation in Germany
The autobahn, a complex highway system, is one of the most famous aspects of German transport, but a good bus network and excellent efficient trains help to make getting around the country easy and painless for travelers.
8. Visiting the Old and the New in Frankfurt
Frankfurt is a city that has some interesting contrasts, with the financial powerhouse of the country being home to an amazing range of skyscrapers, there is also a great range of historic architecture.
If you are interested in the history and architecture of the city, the old City Hall and the Saint Bartholomew’s Cathedral among the most impressive examples.
9. See the Amazing Surroundings of the Black Forest
Lying in the south west of the country, the Black Forest has long been an important resource for Germany, both in terms of forestry and the mines in the area.
The area provides beautiful surroundings for hiking and mountain biking in the spring and summer, while skiing is a big business for the region in the winter.
10. English is a Common Language
A population that has a good level of English speakers can be very useful if your skills in the local language are limited, and many Germans take a great pride in being able to speak English well.
I’ve found that they often will respond in English if they realize that your German is not particularly strong!
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